Open Thread

The Weekly Watch


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There are many types of growth, economic, personal, plant, and so on. We live on a finite planet but have an economic system based on infinite growth. Something must give... probably both the economic and the environmental systems. I guess we are crisis based creatures, but it sure would be nice to head off the impending collapse before it arrives. I featured Mark Shepard's farm a couple of weeks ago, and here he is again discussing his ideas to transition into sustainable agriculture. (30 min)

Mark is a well-known farmer that specializes in permaculture and perennial agroforestry food systems. He has developed an incredible farm in Wisconsin over the past 26 years, written books, taught and helped farmers around the world.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Welcome to party. The subject is onions. If you are sensitive or working with strong onions may need to cut under running water or wear eye protection to prevent crying. I generally only cry when grinding the 5 pounds needed for a favorite relish.

Learning to master individual ingredients and the full flavor profile available with different cooking techniques provides culinary freedom. Below is a selection of video primarily on onions. The focus is on simplicity. The next step is adding additional foods, spices and herbs from around the world or the local growing enviornment to tantalize the taste buds and satisfy the soul.

Friday Open Thread ~ "What are you listening to?" edition ~ Krystal and Kyle


Krystal Kyle & Friend‪s‬

Krystal Ball, cohost of Rising on Hill TV, and Kyle Kulinski, host of Secular Talk, dive into politics, philosophy and random BS with people they like.


Introduction to Krystal Kyle and Friends